Judge Charlie Merrell
Backed by Blue Collar
On top of being endorsed by labor councils throughout the district, Judge Charles Merrell was the only candidate to receive the highest rating given by the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission (“IJEQC”). Out of seven Supreme Court candidates in the 5th Judicial District rated by the IJEQC, Judge Merrell was the only candidate rated “highly qualified”.
In a letter addressed to the Honorable Charles C. Merrell, the IJEQC stated, “after due consideration of your background and qualifications, the Independent Judicial Election Qualification Commission for the Fifth Judicial District has found that you are highly qualified for election as New York State Supreme Court Justice.”
To see the IJEQC ratings for the 2011 Supreme Court candidates in the 5th Judicial District, visit